Pregnant women among six killed in rally car crash

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A rally car crashes into a crowd in Spain, killing six people including two pregnant women and injuring nearly a dozen others including children. Sharon Reich reports.

Pregnant women among six killed in rally car crash

Police confirm six people are dead after a rally car crashes into the crowd at a race in northwestern Spain.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CHIEF OF TRAFFIC IN GALICIA, FRANCISCO JAVIER MOLANO MARTIN, SAYING:

“The car left the road on the right and knocked down people who were watching the rally. We sadly now confirm that six people have died.”

The driver took a bend in the road at high speed — lost control of the vehicle, and hit the crowd.

Four of the victims were female — two of them were pregnant.

Eleven others are being treated at various hospitals, with six in serious condition … several are children.

The car driver and his co-pilot were being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Both are said to be from A Coruña, where the rally took place.

Investigators say correct safety procedures appear to have been in place before the accident.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CHIEF OF TRAFFIC IN GALICIA, FRANCISCO JAVIER MOLANO MARTIN, SAYING:

“The driver’s documents and the state of the vehicle were checked. Everything was fine. But despite all that, these things happen.”

Towns surrounding the area where the crash occurred are holding a five-minute silence in honor of the victims.

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